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Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for FreeRollingstone.com20/07/2015
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/ben-schlappig-airlines-fly-free-20150720
Ben Schlappig is a master of flying around the world for free. Here's a story of how the hobby developed, and the luxuries he enjoys
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The Web We Have to SaveMedium.com14/07/2015
https://medium.com/matter/the-web-we-have-to-save-2eb1fe15a426?mod=e2this
A most brilliant paragraph by some ordinary-looking person can be left outside the Stream, while the silly ramblings of a celebrity gain instant Internet presence.
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A World Without WorkTheatlantic.com01/07/2015
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/07/world-without-work/395294/?single_page=true?ref=readthisthing
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
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Inside Rikers Island, By The People Who Live It.Nymag.com28/06/2015
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/06/inside-rikers-island-interviews.html
As long as the City of New York has owned Rikers Island, since the 1880s, it has been a place for the unwanted. Hear what it's like, from the people who live and work there
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Who Set Jessica Chambers on Fire? the Internet is Trying to Find OutBuzzfeed.com25/06/2015
http://www.buzzfeed.com/katiejmbaker/who-set-jessica-chambers-on-fire-the-internet-is-trying-to-f
"Six months ago, a teenager was burned alive in a tiny Mississippi town. Police say they still don’t know who killed her or why, leaving the mystery in the hands of amateur online sleuths who may be doing more harm than good. When does a private tragedy become a public pastime?"
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One Night at KachkaEater.com09/06/2015
http://www.eater.com/a/one-night-kachka
The real life of a restaurant extends far beyond a line cook’s shenanigans or the number of covers turned each night. This interactive article explains all.
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Wow. ClickHoleSlate.com08/06/2015
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2015/06/clickhole_writers_explain_their_craft_how_the_onion_s_internet_parody_spinoff.1.html
How the Onion spinoff designed to mock the Internet became the best thing on it.
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Technology DisappearMedium.com07/06/2015
https://medium.com/using-artificial-intelligence-to-make-technology/how-artificial-intelligence-will-make-technology-disappear-503cd88e1e6a
A thorough explanation of "a human-centric domain of A.I. called “Context-Awareness”, which is about giving devices the ability to adapt to our current situation"
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How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes
Propublica.org03/06/2015
https://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-red-cross-raised-half-a-billion-dollars-for-haiti-and-built-6-homes
Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures
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I Watched My Ex Fall in Love with Someone Else on FacebookBuzzfeed.com02/06/2015
http://www.buzzfeed.com/kirstenking/watching-your-ex-fall-in-love-with-someone-else
Keeping tabs on him via social media became a form of self-inflicted torture that I just couldn’t quit.
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Skyping with the Enemy: I Went Undercover as a Jihadi GirlfriendTheguardian.com26/05/2015
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/26/french-journalist-poses-muslim-convert-isis-anna-erelle
When a French journalist posed online as a young woman interested in Isis, she was soon contacted by a fighter in Syria. He proposed marriage – but could she maintain a double life?
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This is What It's Like to Fall in Love With a Women Who Doesn't ExistBuzzfeed.com24/05/2015
http://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/the-mystery-of-leah-palmer
Leah Palmer was a high-flying fashionista, but her entire existence was a fraud – a multiyear hoax that depended on stealing someone else’s life
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The (Very) Big Fight for the Small ScreenFortune.com10/05/2015
http://fortune.com/internet-tv-video-fight/
"A rising class of Internet video companies is challenging the supremacy of broadcast TV"
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The Untold Story of Silk Road - Part 2Wired.com01/05/2015
http://www.wired.com/2015/05/silk-road-2/
How a 29 year old idealist built a global drug bazaar, Silk Road, and became a murderous kingpin.
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Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each OtherTheatlantic.com23/04/2015
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/mixed-signals-why-people-misunderstand-each-other/391053/
A look at the psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions
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Have you Ever Thought About Killing Someone?Medium.com22/04/2015
https://medium.com/matter/have-you-ever-thought-about-killing-someone-9abedcc531ad
"Doc had a very particular fetish, and he talked about it all the time. He fantasized about being murdered, disemboweled, buried in the desert"
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My Top Secret Meeting with One of the Silk Road's Biggest Drug Lords
Vice.com15/04/2015
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-scurvy-crew-silk-road-interview?utm_source=vicefbuk
Silk Road may have died a sudden death at the hands of the authorities, but as one of the highest rated vendors before the FBI shut-down, The Scurvy Crew saw its demise as an opportunity to diversify.
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The Untold Story of Silk Road - Part 1Wired.com01/04/2015
http://www.wired.com/2015/04/silk-road-1/
How a 29 year old idealist built a global drug bazaar, Silk Road, and became a murderous kingpin.
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iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple WatchWired.com01/04/2015
http://www.wired.com/2015/04/the-apple-watch/
"Apple decided to make a watch and only then set out to discover what it might be good for (besides, you know, displaying the time)"
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I Followed my Stolen iPhone Across the World & Became a Celebrity in China...
Buzzfeed.com01/04/2015
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/i-followed-my-stolen-iphone-across-the-world-became-a-celebr?utm_term=.bmGmAdxJk&fb_ref=click_share#.umal851exo
This is the epic continuation of “How I Became a Minor Celebrity in China.”
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The Radical Humaneness of Norway's Halden PrisonNytimes.com26/03/2015
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/magazine/the-radical-humaneness-of-norways-halden-prison.html?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email&_r=2
"The treatment of inmates at Halden is wholly focused on helping to prepare them for a life after they get out"
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Dying to be FreeHuffingtonpost.com28/01/2015
http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/dying-to-be-free-heroin-treatment
There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works.Why Aren’t We Using It?
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How youtubers Discovered a Tingling Sensation Nobody Knew ExistedMashable.com26/01/2015
http://mashable.com/2015/01/26/asmr-youtube/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-tech-link
"I have autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR). The only thing I really know about it is that until a few years ago, I thought I was the only one."
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The Death of Awe in the Age of AwesomeVice.com21/01/2015
http://www.vice.com/read/the-death-of-awe-in-the-age-of-awesome-394
"...something that's been niggling me for a while. I'm talking—somewhat pretentiously, I'll admit—about the death of awe."
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Home Petite HomeBuzzfeed.com16/01/2015
http://www.buzzfeed.com/timmurphywriter/tiny-homes
Could tiny homes, once the provenance of design blogs, help curb homelessness nationwide?
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Digg.com08/01/2015
http://digg.com/2015/my-month-with-an-invisible-girlfriend?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email
"after $25, 30 days, 100 texts, three voicemails and a pseudo-handwritten note my Invisible Girlfriend does not love me. She never will love me. But I think I might love her."
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What Kind of Creep Sells a Celebrity's Naked Photos on the Internet?Buzzfeed.com23/10/2014
http://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/what-kind-of-creep-sells-a-celebritys-naked-photos-on-the-in#.td1PEV80pg
The on- and offline search for the prime suspect in last month’s celebrity nude-photo hacking scandal.
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The Man Who Got america HighNarrative.ly08/10/2014
http://narrative.ly/gangsters/the-man-who-got-america-high/
After disappearing for decades, Alfred Dellentash Jr. finally shares his unbelievable life story—for the very first time.
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Three Years on Rikers Without TrialNewyorker.com06/10/2014
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/06/before-the-law
A boy was accused of taking a backpack. The courts took the next three years of his life. (I recently found out that the boy, Kalief Broder, commited suicide following his release, making this story even more poignant: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/kalief-browder-1993-2015)
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The Prisoners fighting California's WildfiresBuzzfeed.com30/09/2014
http://www.buzzfeed.com/amandachicagolewis/the-prisoners-fighting-californias-wildfires#.jhOvJwnXqV
Americans are beginning to ask whether the type of low-level offenders who qualify for the [firefighting] program even deserve to be locked up.
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When Your Job is to Moderate the Internet's Nastied TrollsMashable.com28/09/2014
http://mashable.com/2014/09/28/moderating-the-trolls/?utm_cid=mash-com-g+-pete-photo
"Chrum, 25, became fluent in such viciousness thanks to her job moderating online commentary and trolling, as a content specialist for Debate.org"
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Pranking My Roommate With Targeted Facebook AdsMysocialsherpa.com17/09/2014
http://mysocialsherpa.com/the-ultimate-retaliation-pranking-my-roommate-with-targeted-facebook-ads/
A look at just how creepy you can get with Facbooks targeted Ads
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How I Rebuilt Tinder and Discovered the shameful Secret of Attraction
Buzzfeed.com11/09/2014
http://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/we-are-all-classists#.al0VxrW86o
Why we swipe the way we swipe.
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Edward Snowden: The Untold StoryWired.com01/08/2014
http://www.wired.com/2014/08/edward-snowden/
An exclusive interview with Snowden, shortly after he leaked internal NSA documents
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The Internet is Being Protected by Two Guys Named SteveBuzzfeed.com25/04/2014
http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisstokelwalker/the-internet-is-being-protected-by-two-guys-named-st?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Longform%20427&utm_content=Longform%20427+CID_2508c8812e24fc9fe3e771499a6b57ff&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=The%20Internet%20Is%20Being%20Protected%20By%20Two%20Guys%20Named%20Steve#.qiGkNazKqv
For the first time, Steve Marquess and Stephen Henson speak about how they became the overworked, underpaid stewards of our online security.
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Why I bought A House in Detroit for $500Buzzfeed.com10/01/2014
http://www.buzzfeed.com/drewphilp/why-i-bought-a-house-in-detroit-for-500#.fae7QmYwkL
After college, as my friends left Michigan for better opportunities, I was determined to help fix this broken, chaotic city by building my own home in the middle of it. I was 23 years old.
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Four Months ago I Completely Quit LyingThenextweb.com09/12/2013
http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2013/12/09/four-months-ago-quit-lying-dramatically-changed-life-better/#!tMMoI
Here’s how it dramatically and positively transformed my life.
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I Challenged Hackers to Investigate Me and What they Found Out Was Chilling
Pando.com23/10/2013
http://pando.com/2013/10/26/i-challenged-hackers-to-investigate-me-and-what-they-found-out-is-chilling/
"I’m being hacked — and only have myself to blame."
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I'm Still Here - Back Online After a Year Without the InternetTheverge.com01/05/2013
http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/1/4279674/im-still-here-back-online-after-a-year-without-the-internet
"One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul.""
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Streetlamp Le MooseReddit.com07/08/2011
http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/jlao6/so_my_wife_just_agreed_to_name_our_unborn_son/c2d21qe
"Imagine this, your son - Streetlamp Le Moose - classy motherfucker. He turns 5, starts going to Preschool..."
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Here's a more comprehesive list of articles I've found interesting enough to share on my social networks, via Buffer.
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